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A new Electronic Communications Code setting out rights and obligations regarding the deployment and maintenance of mobile phone masts and other telecoms infrastructure will become law in the UK on 28 December.
Defamation laws in Scotland would become more closely aligned with those in England and Wales under proposals from the Scottish Law Commission.
The UK government has been urged to change the law to shift the balance of liability for illegal content online towards social media companies.
A single body could be responsible for the regulation of data protection, consumer protection and competition law issues in digital markets in future, the European data protection supervisor has said.
The UK's telecoms regulator has opened a new "enforcement programme" to formally monitor the way in which internet service providers (ISPs) manage the flow of data over their networks.
Action Fraud hotline launch reinforces need for businesses to put cyber response plan in place, says expert
ANALYSIS: Cyber fraud is one of the biggest commercial and legal threats faced by businesses in the world, so it is no surprise to see UK police division Action Fraud launch a 24/7 helpline to combat cyber fraud attacks against businesses, charities and organisations.
The European Commission has intervened in a long-running legal dispute between the US government and Microsoft over the rights of US law enforcement agencies to access data on technology companies' customers held on servers overseas under US law.
A three-point plan to improve UK infrastructure delivery could generate savings of £15 billion a year, the government has claimed.
A Chinese electronics company has lost a bid to register the name 'Mi Pad' as an EU trade mark for its tablet computers following opposition by Apple.
Online service providers in the EU will not face new obligations to make their copyrighted content available to customers to access when they are visiting other EU countries after proposed new EU laws were watered down.
The Investigatory Powers Act needs to be updated if it is to comply with EU law, the UK government has admitted.
Retailers and logistics companies could be considered as intermediaries in IP rights infringements, says European Commission
It is open to rights holders under EU law to pursue retailers and logistics companies as intermediaries in the infringement of their intellectual property (IP) rights, the European Commission has said.
A new review will be conducted by the UK government in a bid to spur greater investment from telecoms companies into new telecoms infrastructure, such as 'full fibre' and '5G' networks.
A number of websites that facilitate the second-hand sale of tickets have been told to improve their practices by a UK regulator after it raised concerns about their compliance with consumer protection law.
UK government extends 'G-Cloud 9' framework for public sector cloud services procurement until May 2019
The UK government has promised major changes to the way public sector bodies procure cloud-based IT services after it extended the term for the current iteration of its 'G-Cloud' framework by as much as a year.
Consumers in Australia will be able to share data held by their bank, energy company or telecoms provider with other businesses more easily under new laws to be introduced in the country.
EU policymakers miss chance to clarify principles around the licensing of standard-essential patents, says expert
ANALYSIS: The European Commission has missed an opportunity to provide greater clarity to technology companies over the approach they should follow when licensing standard-essential patents (SEPs).
Sector deals for automotive, construction, life sciences and AI at the heart of new UK industrial strategy
Special support has been outlined for businesses in the automotive, construction, life sciences and artificial intelligence (AI) industries operating in the UK.
ANALYSIS: Although the UK Budget announced 18 new measures in relation to tax disputes and investigations, they were not all new. The most significant proposals include a new 12 year assessment time limit for offshore matters and measures to tackle VAT evasion by sellers on online marketplaces.
Uber did not tell UK authorities about the data breach it has experienced prior to going public about the incident, the UK's digital minister has said.